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Japan, 43 Iwafune Kaminomon,Kamo-cho,Kizugawa-shi,Kyoto,619-1133

Gansenji Temple is located in the quiet mountain city of Kizugawa, Kyoto. Embraced on all sides by mountain forest, the temple grounds burst into bloom in the spring and summer with camellias, plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, and water lilies This has earned the temple the nickname “Temple of Flowers.” It is particularly well-known for its hydrangeas of which there are over thirty varieties and five thousand plants. The connection to hydrangeas is so deep that a hydrangea symbol is carved into the sign at the temple gate. Because the base of the temple’s Three-storied Pagoda, an Important Cultural Property, is located at the foot of a hill, its top can be viewed up close from the hilltop. The temple’s principal deity, a nearly 3-meter tall wooden statue of Amida Nyorai, is thought to be the oldest of its kind.

Business Time
  • Monday:  8:30~17:00
  • Tuesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Wednesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Thursday:  8:30~17:00
  • Friday:  8:30~17:00
  • Saturday:  8:30~17:00
  • Sunday:  8:30~17:00
Telephone number 0774-76-3390
  • ◆Take the Kizugawa City Community Bus from Kamo Station on the JR Yamato Line and get off at Gansenji. ◆Ocha no Kyoto Kizugawa Old Temple Pilgrimage Bus operates seasonally. Route: JR Nara Station - Kintetsu Nara Station - Joruriji Temple - Gansenji Temple - Joruriji Temple - JR Kamo Station West Exit - Okazaki (Nearest Kaijusenji Temple) Operating days: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April 29, 2023 to November 26, 2023
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Language 日本語
Last Update : 2023.08.23   Kyoto tea country(Ocha no Kyoto)

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